The members of the Fathers’ Chapel International at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region last week donated assorted food items, soaps and wax prints worth Gh¢10,000.00 to children at the School for the Blind at Akropong Akuapem.
The food items included, bags of rice, cartons of Milo, cartons of milk, cartons of sardines gallons of cooking oil, cartons of biscuits, soft drinks and cartons of mineral water.
The Founder, Rev Isaac Osei Bonsu, who made the donation said the items presented were meant to inspire the children to aim high and also let them know that they had parents who cared for them.
He said it was an opportunity to interact with the children and the school authorities to ascertain their problems and challenges and see how best the church could be of help because the government alone could not shoulder all the responsibilities.
“We are also here to put hope and smiles on the face of the children and to tell them that God loves them and for that matter we care for their progress in life, health and physical needs because they are all His children” he said.
Rev Osei Bonsu told the children that disability was not inability and, therefore, they should put their trust in God and study hard, avoid all social vices and believe that God was in control of their lives.
He pledged to visit them regularly, share the word of God with them, and pray for their salvation. He appealed to parents of children with disabilities to show them love and care, never hide them but send them to school because God had good plans for them.
The Headmistress, Madam Mahela Narh; Assistant Head Master, Mt Atsu Homadzi and Mr Adede, the Head teacher of the Primary section took turns to thank members of the Church, especially, the Founder for the good gesture.
They all appealed to NGOs, Religious Organisations, individuals and the entire society to assist in developing the children in the school.
From Samuel Opare Lartey. .